NEO Historical Timeline

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Golden Norsemen Historical Timeline

April 22, 1889 – Oklahoma Land Run

November 16, 1907 – Oklahoma becomes a state

1921 – First game/win as Miami School of Mines (Defeated Chelsea High School 6 to 0)

1923 – 10th win (Defeated Neosho American Legion 19 to 2)

1924 – First game/win as Northeastern Oklahoma Junior College (Defeated Saint Joseph’s 47 to 0)

1929 – 2nd year Head Coach Floyd Murphy surpasses former Head Coach Paul Williams as the winningest coach in NEO history when his Northeastern Oklahoma Junior College Football Team defeat Parsons 6 to 0.

1934 – 3rd year Head Coach Harry Pinson surpasses former Head Coach Floyd Murphy as the winningest coach in NEO history when his Northeastern Oklahoma Junior College Football Team defeat El Dorado 14 to 0.

1942-1944 – Football suspended for World War II

1943 – Name changed to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College

1945 – First win as Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Golden Norsemen (Defeated Bacone 19 to 12)

1946 – 100th win (Defeated Murray 7 to 6)

1947 – Won first ever Bowl Game (Defeated Wentworth Military 34 to 12 in the Papoose Bowl) NEO A&M has won 19 Bowl Games to date

1949 – 5th year Head Coach S. A. Red Robertson surpasses former Head Coach Harry Pinson as the winningest coach in NEO history when his Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Golden Norsemen defeat Connors 12 to 6.

1958 – First Junior College National Championship Victory (Defeated Connors 53 to 0)

1959 – 200th win (Defeated Coffeyville 13 to 7)

1959 – Second Junior College National Championship Victory (Defeated Texarkana at the Pine Bowl 10 to 7)

1963 – Third Junior College National Championship Victory (Defeated Coffeyville 39 to 0)

1967 – Fourth Junior College National Championship Victory (Defeated Lees-McRae at the Shrine Bowl 35 to 13)

1969 – Fifth Junior College National Championship Victory (Defeated Arizona Western 20 to 6)

1972 – 300th win (Defeated West Texas 21 to 13)

1974 – Iowa State Linebacker Matt Blair was selected in Round 2 of the NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings becoming the first former NEO player drafted into a professional football league (NEO has had 11 players drafted to date)

1980 – Sixth Junior College National Championship Victory (Defeated Kilgore at the Garland County Bowl 21 to 14)

1985 – 400th win (Defeated Ellsworth 61 to 27)

1986 – Seventh Junior College National Championship Victory (Defeated Montgomery at the Mid-America Bowl 38 to 7)

1991 – Eighth Junior College National Championship Victory (Defeated Northwest Mississippi at the Mid-America Bowl 49 to 21)

1997 – 500th win (Defeated Navarro 24 to 9)

1998 – Won first ever Conference Championship (Defeated Navarro 28 to 25) NEO A&M has won 4 Conference Championship to date

 

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